Monday, 9 May 2011

Mean that most sincerely....

Well. Watch that Hughie Green play, don't I. The one where he's played by Trevor Eve. All the memories of ITV dross coming flooding back. I remember Mr Green doing his nut, in 1971, when Myra Hindley went out for a walk over Hampstead Heath (on loan from Holloway). Shouting and raving the silly bugger was. All I wanted was to see if Bobby Crush had won again!

Probably '71 was really the last time I watched Opportunity Knocks. I don't remotely recall Lena Zaboroni or anyone.

Anyway, I get the book on Ebay, don't I. Hughie and Paula, Their Tangled Lives by his son Christopher Green. Expecting to keep hold of it for about a week, then passing it on to my mum.

Can't put the bloody thing down, can I! Two people I hadn't the remotest interest in before, are suddenly urgent and fascinating.

Supposed to be writing, yet all I can hear is Hughie calling for me. Pick me up, read some more, the ghostly voice wails. Never thought you were anything but a silly sod, I wail back. But my words are hot air, no more. He has me right by the armpits. Just like he did in '71.....

In fact, what am I doing on here......?

8 comments:

Chairman Bill said...

You mean you don't remember Tony Holland - the muscle man? Parrot face whossis name?

Jennysmith said...

Fraid not, only Bobby and New World (Tom, Tom, turnaround, and Sister Jane), I believe. Came back week after week, they did!

Argentum Vulgaris said...

I've not the faintest idea wht you two are talkin' about.

AV

Jennysmith said...

I can't believe there wasn't a Brazilian version of Hughie Green - that great ringmaster of Light Entertainment on TV!

Look him up on YouTube - Mr Green was the last word in showmanship.

Bless you, hope you are well xx

Jane said...

Bloody hell Jenny - I was thinking about Trevor Eve playing Hughie Green only the other day. He was wonderfully slimy.

Poor Lena Zavaroni - I remember (arrgh!) seeing her and Bonnie Langford doing The Lena and Bonnie show. Packaged sick buckets!

Polly said...

Well now I have no clue who you are talking about, but I do love a book that you can't put down. That is time well spent.

Stigmum said...

I don't like to make jokes about early onset, too close to bone... heard of dem all apart from one, which I'll youtube following your advice. An unputdownable book sounds right up my alley way. I'm a reading a fairly putdownable one which is odd cos it's quite good (Finkler Question). Might go catch the sunshine, pick it up, while you mrs, back to work, I'm waiting for your book! xxx

Suburbia said...

How's your writing going by the way? Reading is supposed to help, it's an excuse to not write anyway!!